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“The Form of a City”: Pasolini and the Poetic Ecology of the Sign

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Published in Space and Culture. 2017, p. 1-16
Abstract This article examines the potential contributions of Pasolinian anthropology to urban studies. Pasolinian anthropology aims to articulate a historical moment (i.e., the acceleration of the second industrial revolution in Italy between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s) with environmental and urban transformations. The authors sketch a portrait of Pasolini as a primitive theoretician who supported that which would become known as landscape urbanism. The authors mainly consult Pasolini’s journalistic writings published in two anthologies (Lettere luterane, Scritti corsari) and an incomplete pedagogical manual (Gennariello). The authors also refer to four of his documentary films (Comizi d’amore, Appunti per un film sull’India, Appunti per un Orestiade Africana, and Pasolini e la forma della città) and tangentially to two of his novels (Racconti romani and Petrolio) as well as to his correspondence and poems (particularly Gramsci’s Ashes).
Keywords LandscapeUrban studiesLiterary geographyPier Paolo PasoliniItaly
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Research group Pôle/Institut Gouvernance de l'environnement et développement territorial (PI-GEDT)
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MATTHEY, Laurent, CANTOREGGI, Nicola Luca. “The Form of a City”: Pasolini and the Poetic Ecology of the Sign. In: Space and Culture, 2017, p. 1-16. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:95070

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